Nebraska Revised Statute 76-547
Certificates; term; renewal; requirements; fees.
(1) All certificates of authority issued pursuant to section 76-545 shall expire on April 1 of each even-numbered year irrespective of when issued. Such certificates shall be renewed, as provided in this section, for a two-year period upon payment of a renewal fee of not less than fifty dollars or more than four hundred dollars. The board shall establish such fee based on the administrative costs of the board.
(2) All certificates of registration, including duplicate certificates of registration, issued pursuant to section 76-543 shall expire on April 1 of each even-numbered year irrespective of when issued. Such certificates shall be renewed, as provided in this section, for a two-year period upon payment of a renewal fee of not less than twenty dollars or more than two hundred dollars. The board shall establish such fee based on the administrative costs of the board. The board shall not renew the certificate of registration or duplicate certificate of registration for any registered abstracter who has failed to complete the professional development requirements set forth in section 76-544, unless the registered abstracter has shown good cause why he or she was unable to comply with such requirements. If the board determines that good cause was shown for not completing the professional development requirements, the board shall permit the registered abstracter to make up all outstanding hours of professional development within six months of the renewal of such certificates. If the hours are not completed in six months, such certificates shall be revoked.
(3) Thirty to sixty days prior to the expiration date of the certificates, the board shall cause a notice of expiration and application for renewal, including a statement for the fee for each certificate, to be mailed to each of the holders of such certificates. The notice and application shall be in a form prepared by the board.
"Preparing written reports of title to real property" constitutes the "business of abstracting" for purposes of the Abstracters Act only when done in exchange for a fee or other valuable consideration. So construed, the Abstracters Act is not unconstitutionally overbroad on its face. State v. Rabourn, 269 Neb. 499, 693 N.W.2d 291 (2005).